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Old 12-19-10, 11:29 PM   #1
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Anybody else play Go? (Also known as weiqi or baduk if wikipedia is telling me the truth)

A few months back I went on a lonely/bored adventure through town and stumbled across a cheap Go set at the mall, nothing professional or anything but it's enough that I can play. I bought it of course, otherwise this story wouldn't be going anywhere.

Anyways I've been really liking the game. There's only one other person here who plays with me, and since we both just started out I imagine our games, especially the early ones, were pretty pathetic, but it's still fun. I looked up rules and strategies and he didn't so I've been consistantly beating him, but he's learning from just playing against me and our scores are evening out more and more every game.

I haven't been able to find any online Go sites that I like unfortunately. Everything either seems to require paid membership, is set up for players who are much better than me, or just isn't very active. That's unfortunate because I'd like to try playing against some new opponents, but for now I guess I'm happy to have at least one.
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Old 12-20-10, 02:08 PM   #2
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Here's a neat site where you can play Go against others online

Free online Go game - Play Go online
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Old 12-20-10, 03:14 PM   #3
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Cool, that one looks like it may be not bad.

I'm suprised I've never seen that place before. I spent awhile searching, so I guess I must have skipped over it accidentally.
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Go.... I've heard of gobi?

Do you have black and white chips and have to make rings around your opponent on a grid?

If it is the same, that's one of the oldest bored games. Over 4000 years old
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Sounds like the same game, although I haven't heard the name Gobi before.

It's definitely a really old game though, yes.
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Hey, maybe we can get a tournament going using the link in the post a few up?
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Mmm, maybe. Although how many people do you think would be interested?

So far I see maybe three.
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I'm up for it :) I only know vaguely how to play from stumbling across a wikipedia page on it but yeah it looks fun.
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